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Object Name LID
Catalog Number 0985.07.00158
Description The lid (believed for a sugar bowl) is porcelain with a golden blossom handle set into a raised and gilded glazed leaf pattern. The circular base has concentric bands of gold, blue, orange, and filigree line gold decoration. It has a semicircular notch near the rim.
Dimensions H-3 Dia-5 inches
Owned Varina Banks Howell Davis ; Jefferson Davis
Made Haviland and Company Limoges, Sevres, France
Event Federal occupation of Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1870
Provenance "The only piece of a set of Sevres which took the prize at Vienna, and which was sent to me by a Northern man who had taken it from the Executive Mansion in Richmond as a souvenir." --Varina Howell in original label.
People Davis, Varina Banks Howell [Mrs. Jefferson]
Howell, Varina Banks
Davis, Jefferson
Search Terms Confederate Executive Mansion
Confederate White House
Executive Mansion
Federal occupation of Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1870
items captured by Union soldiers
items taken by Union soldiers
Items taken North by Union soldiers and later returned South
Occupation of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia
United States Army
White House of the Confederacy